View Full Version : Cloning object and I can't override properties, why?

08-25-2011, 02:40 AM
I have something like this

var oneTest = new CustomObj({
prop1 : 'value1',
prop2 : 'value2',
prop3 : 'value3'

var twoText = Object.clone(oneTest)
twoText.prop2 = "newvalue2"

And when I console log twoText I see something like


Inside Data is a prop2 that has the value of "value2". THAT is the one I want to change/override... yet the console shows me that the prop2 is outside of the data structure so when I am acting on the cloned obj I am not getting the results i need.

I tried obj.extend etc.... and that didn't work, perhaps my syntax was wrong. Any advice?

Old Pedant
08-25-2011, 03:33 AM
Ummm...clone() is *NOT* a part of the standard JavaScript language.

It exists in jQuery, but there it can only clone DOM objects. (And the standard DOM has a cloneNode method which I'll bet is used internally by jQuery's clone() method.)

Look here:

Old Pedant
08-25-2011, 03:43 AM
But cloneNode() only works on DOM objects. At least that's what all the docs say.